As schools let out and summer approaches, the CDC has some tips to help you stay healthy and safe under the sun and in the water.
County officials expressed heightened concern about swimmer safety, given that 24 preventable drowning deaths were recorded in King County in 2012 – up from an average of 17 per year over the previous four years.
Under the health reform law, insurers can charge smokers 50% more for coverage. But in Massachusetts, advocates want to snuff out higher premiums for smokers
When you think about heart disease, you probably imagine heart attacks and chest pain. But women need to know that heart health is about more than just heart attacks.
On Saturday, June 22, 2013, Northwest Kidney Centers will hold its 11th annual Kidney Health Fest for African American Families, featuring free health screenings, education, entertainment and healthy food made by local celebrity chefs.
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In comparison, nine insurers have applied to sell plans on the Washington state marketplace, according to Washington’s Healthplanfinder.
More than 60 percent of residents of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina support Medicaid expansion.
President Obama’s health law was expected to cover 32 million uninsured Americans by 2022. But that number will be much smaller if some states don’t buy in.
An increasing number of consumers have these plans with lower premiums, but they must cover the first $1,000, $5,000 or even $10,000 of care before insurance kicks in, providing an incentive to haggle with doctors and hospitals.
While the buddy system works for some, others are more comfortable exercising or being active alone.
Solo time at the gym, during yoga or while walking may be a great way to clear your mind, release stress and get the most from your workout.
Giving prescribers access to education and advice or imposing restrictions on use can curb overuse or inappropriate use of antibiotics in hospitals.
Total health spending in the United States was $2.7 trillion in 2011. If that activity were separated into its own sovereign nation, it would constitute the fifth-largest economy in the world, behind only the United States, China, Japan, and Germany.